Goldfrapp

Muse, The Den, Teignmouth

Seaside Special was never like this: two Mr Punches leer over the stage from posters either side, a circus ringmaster opens proceedings, yet big-top glitter and knockabout humour are way off the agenda.

My Secret Life: Sarah Doukas, Model Agent, age 50

The house I grew up in... I don't have a traditional sense of "home" as my parents moved a lot when I was young. I "grew up" at my grandmother's farm in the New Forest. My parents were busy focusing on my younger siblings and I loved spending time with grandmother who always treated me like an adult.

April Gig Guide

José González, On tour until 13 April

González, a Swede of Argentine descent, gave up a career in biochemistry for spare, Latin-tinged folk. This jaunt sees him step out in support of his second album, In Our Nature. At times, his music packs a quietly commanding intimacy reminiscent of Pink Moon era Nick Drake, but his liking for Cuban guitarist Silvio Rodriguez adds a unique twist. Idiosyncratic cover-versions of songs by artists such as Joy Division and Bruce Springsteen are also a speciality.

Album: Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree (Mute)

With Seventh Tree, Goldfrapp make the kind of huge stylistic leap you don't expect from a band whose previous album finally secured them a million-seller.